Chadar Trek (Frozen River Trek) (47% Discount Including Airfare)

Chadar Trek:Chadar trek or frozen river trek, it is one of most challenging trek with an ultimate experience. Frozen river trek means you have to walk down frozen zanskar river. The traditional name of the trek is “Chadar trek” the frozen sheet, which was only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskari People. Now the route is also famous as winter trekking among adventure lovers. For last several years, we have been organizing this winter trek in three different options with trained local Zanskari potters and our well-experienced guide and staff.

Area: Zanskar (Ladakh)
Altitude: 3850 mts/12628 ft
Grade: Moderate to tough
Duration: 13 days
Season: Mid Jan to End Feb

Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)

Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis

On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 03: Leh – Chilling(5 hrs drive)

In the morning drive to chilling along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, visit coppersmith workshops. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house.

Day 04: Chilling – Zaribago

We begin our Chadar trek by walking on the frozen Zanskar river from Chilling to Zaribago. The trek is of about 5 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 05: Zaribago – Deepyokma

Walk on the frozen Zanskar river for about 4 hours from Zaribago to Deepyokma. Overnight at Camp.

Day 06: Deepyokma – Nyarakpulu

Walk for almost 4 to 5 hours from Deepyokma to reach Nyarakpulu below the Nyarak village. Over night at Camp.

Day 07: Nyarakpulu – Lingshed

Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Leaving Nyarakpulu it’s a one hour walk to the small village of Lingshed. Enjoy the comfort and cozy atmosphere of a private house with central heating.

Day 08: Lingshed

Spend rest of the day in the warmth of a private home in Lingshed. Explore the nearby monasteries, meet the monks and and hospitable people of the village. Overnight stay at the private home.

Day 09: Lingshed – Nyarakpulu

Lingshed to Nyarakpulu – a walk of about five hours to the campsite.

Day 10: Nyarakpulu – Tso Mopoaldar

Nyarakpulu to Tso Mopoaldar a four hour walk to the campsite.

Day 11: Tso Mopoaldar – Tilatdo

Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Mopoaldar to Tilatdo – another day of walking about 5 hours.

Day 12: Tilatdo – Chilling – Leh

From Tilatdo walk up to Chilling village from where a Jeep will take you back to the hotel in Leh by evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Leh – Delhi

Early in the morning transfer to airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi.

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Tour cost based on minimum 02 pax

Hotels Budget Standard Deluxe
Tour cost [Min 02 pax] INR 23,870  Per person INR 29,000 Per person INR 34,900 Per person
Tour cost [Min 04 pax] INR 21,890 Per person INR 26,800 Per person INR 32,600 Per person
Tour cost [Min 06 pax] INR 20,790 Per person INR 25,600 Per person INR 31,400 Per person
Extra Adult with bed INR 16,500 INR 18,900 INR 21,300
Child without bed * INR 2800 INR 3500 INR 5500
Suggested Hotels Budget 3* Hotels Deluxe
Srinagar Deluxe Houseboat Deluxe Houseboat Deluxe House Boat
Pahalgam Highland Resort Forest Hill Pine Spring
Gulmarg Affarwat Alpine Ridge Pine Spring
Srinagar Hotel Butterfly Grans Habib Hotel Jamal Residency

Package Includes:

  • Return economy class air fare
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 01 night stay in Deluxe House Boat (breakfast and dinner)
  • Shikara Ride on famous Dal lake
  • Transportation by non a/c Indica/Santro [For 2-3 pax] Non a/c Tavera/ Qualis [For 4-7 pax] as per program by exclusive car.
  • All toll tax parking driver bata etc.
  • All current applicable taxes.

Package does not include :

  • Trip to Chandanbadi and Aru Valley in Pahalgam and Glacier trip in Sonmarg as we can go at these places by Union taxi.
  • Horse Ride and Gandola charges.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like phone calls, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any other thing which is not mentioned in above itinerary.
  • Prices givenfor child without extra bed does not include return air fare, please check the prices separately
Departure Month 2014 – 15 Dates
Dec 12, 19, 26 2014
Jan 2, 9 16, 23, 30 Jan 15
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 15 
Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 15
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